Special Olympians earn medals at bowling tournament

Athletes from the area are also involved in track and field, snowshoeing and bocce. And there’s room for more activities, depending on volunteers

Special Olympians earn medals at bowling tournamentKevin McBain of The Clarion The competitive season for athletes who are part of the Kindersley and District Special Olympics organization is winding down. In their most recent action, several athletes attended the annual Bob Pedde five-pin bowling championships in Saskatoon and came back with several awards. The event held April 28 and 29 featured…

Young people have as much to teach as they do to learn

Three ways to get youth involved in community building – for a better Canada

Young people have as much to teach as they do to learnBy Sen. Art Eggleton and Sen. Raymonde Saint-Germain In recent years, Canada has seen a spike in youth engagement in the volunteer sector. That’s very good news. This has largely come about because of high school programs that require a minimum number of volunteer hours to graduate. The idea is that youth have plenty to…

Kindersley volunteer to receive medal in Regina

Audrey Heit is one of 10 citizens receiving a Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal from the lieutenant-governor

Kindersley volunteer to receive medal in ReginaKenneth Brown of The Clarion Local volunteer Audrey Heit has spent a lifetime helping out in various ways, and she is about to receive a special honour to be recognized for her contributions. Heit, 76, is one of 10 Saskatchewan citizens receiving a Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal (SVM) later in April. Heit is part of the…

New Kindersley service club up and running

Royal Purple Society looking for more members. The club is dedicated to community service with special emphasis on children

New Kindersley service club up and runningKenneth Brown of The Clarion A group of citizens has come together to start a new Royal Purple Society lodge in Kindersley. Darlene May, president of the Kindersley Royal Purple Lodge, said the club was instituted on Sept. 19 and the club’s first meeting was held on Sept. 26. Only five members are needed to…

Kindersley firefighters honoured at annual banquet

Fire Chief Ron Hope said the department’s 20 members responded to 150 calls in 365 days spread out over an area of more than 3,800 square kilometres

Kindersley firefighters honoured at annual banquetKenneth Brown of The Clarion The community’s firefighters and their significant others were honoured at an annual banquet, with several members receiving service awards and other gifts. Members of the Kindersley Fire & Rescue Brigade and guests gathered at the Elks Hall on Feb. 3 for their annual Firefighters’ Banquet. The banquet included a catered…

Community mourns loss of dedicated volunteer

Don Fuhrman, 66, spent most of his adult life volunteering on community projects and organizations, often as an inspirational leader

Community mourns loss of dedicated volunteerKenneth Brown of The Clarion Longtime volunteer and community champion Don Fuhrman died suddenly last week and the community now has a big hole to fill within the local volunteer base. Fuhrman, who was only 66-years-old at the time of his death on Jan. 18, spent the majority of his adult life volunteering his time…

Get your vitamin D and do good in the Caribbean

Travel tips: Nordic baths in the Alberta Rockies, music and craft beer festivals for ski enthusiasts, and portable speakers for your next getaway

Get your vitamin D and do good in the CaribbeanBeginning with this column, noted travel writer Lisa Monforton will provide insider tips on new and popular travel destinations, hotel deals, gadget reviews, and unique and affordable experiences for Canadian travellers. If you're wondering how you might afford that surf-and-sand holiday in the sunny Caribbean, here's an idea to consider. In the wake of the…

Senior Klippers alumni gather for birthday surprise

Mable Stanley honoured on her 100th birthday for the years of volunteer work she put in for the team

Senior Klippers alumni gather for birthday surprise  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion Alumni from the Kindersley Senior Klippers hockey club have come together to show their appreciation for a 100-year-old woman who had a big impact on their lives. A group of about 10 Klippers alumni and their wives planned a surprise celebration for Mable Stanley on the day she turned…

Making a difference one brick at a time

Local students describe their work building a school in India, and how it was life-changing for both of them

Making a difference one brick at a timeKevin McBain of The Clarion Students at Kindersley Composite School are well known for helping others at home and abroad. Grade 12 students Jillian McArthur and Colton Leismeister recently returned from a Me to We trip, during which they helped build school rooms in India. McArthur was making her third trip with Me to We…